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Sgt. Jay H. Crawford World War I Diary, 1918 May-Oct

 Item — Folder: 1, Item: 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The diary, kept by Sergeant Jay H. Crawford, details a World War I soldier’s experience in 1918. It starts in Houston in May 1918, describing Crawford’s journey to the east coast, and later to France. The diary discusses his experiences in France, including describing airplanes and dogfights in May and June, and describing the aftermath of the Battle of Verdun. The diary consists of multiple longer passages, with dates referenced in narrative form. The last events discussed appear to date to October of 1918.


  • Creation: 1918 May-Oct


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From the Collection: 0.1 linear feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA